About Future Works

On 1 September 2020, the Australian Government, as part of the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Local Jobs Program in 25 Employment Regions. 

In support of this, Rural Enterprises Australia, in conjunction with Agristart, have created an LJP program called Future Works, which will be completed by June 2022.  This is supported by funding from the Australian Government through the Local Jobs Program, and has been designed to address the key labour shortage experienced in the primary industries sector in the South West WA. 

The objective of the Future Works program is to increase local employment opportunities for local job seekers and equip Participants with knowledge, skills and confidence for sustained employment in the industry.  The Future Works program ensures a targeted approach to increasing the knowledge and understanding of the diversity of careers available in the primary industry of Agriculture, particularly Horticulture and Viticulture.  This is achieved through:

  • Field Trips to four local employers in the Manjimup and Bunbury/Harvey regions;
  • Tailored Job Readiness workshops - two day sessions held across three locations - Vasse, Bunbury and Harvey. 
  • Six online videos created to promote the Local Jobs Program:
  1. Northern Valley Packers
  2. Newtons Orchard
  3. Callum, Trainee Manager
  4. Karlee, Supervisor
  5. Ellise, Quality Control
  6. Ben, Dispatch

If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Kind regards,
Emma and Stuart Willis
Directors of Rural Enterprises Australia

 The Local Jobs Program (LJP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.